This 7 Day Meru and Masai Mara Safari Package takes you to where Elsa the Lion of Born Free fame lived and the wildlife-rich plains of the Masai Mara during your luxury safari in Kenya.
Meru and Masai Mara Safari Package
Luxury Safari in Kenya ExperienceThis 7 Day Meru and Masai Mara Safari Package allows you to explore the region where Elsa the Lion of Born Free fame lived when she was released back into the wild by Joy & George Adamson. This iconic park with its diverse habitats from cool forests to semi-desert plains dotted with Baobabs is home to some unique wildlife. See Reticulated giraffe and Lesser Kudu, which are seldom seen elsewhere in Kenya.
Enjoy a luxury safari holiday in Kenya and visit the Masai Mara, where many wildlife documentaries have been filmed of this wildlife extravaganza. Large herds of plains game and many predators such as Lion and Hyena can be seen while on game drives in the company of expert local guides.
Luxury Safari in Kenya Highlights
- Diverse habitats in Meru National Park, which is criss crossed by thirteen rivers
- It has a black and white rhino sanctuary - a good chance to see these endangered species
- Meru is known as lion and elephant country - made famous from the film “Born Free”
- Sumptuous accommodation with a 1920’s safari feel about it and outstanding views
- Year round exceptional game viewing in the Masai Mara including the chance to see leopard, cheetah and lions
Day 1: Meru National ParkView Lodge
Board a flight bound for the Meru National Park in the morning and be transported from the Nairobi City hustle and bustle the tranquillity of the African bush. At the airstrip, your guide will drive you to the camp, giving you a game drive along the way.
Look for hippos and crocodiles as you forge through the rivers, vervet and colobus monkeys in the tree canopy along the riverbanks. The open plains are dotted with acacias and mighty baobabs, which provide much needed reprieve to the elephants, from the harsh African sun.
The camp sits on top of a large kopje, affording panoramic views across the park. In the afternoon take a game drive towards the forest area and search for caracal and kudus, which can often be found in this area.
Day 2 - 3: Exploring and Experiencing KenyaView Lodge
Wake up early and see the sleeping hyraxes huddled together on top of your solar panel, as you make your way down to the safari vehicle for an early morning game drive. Watch as the sun rises and the savanna takes on a rosy hue, the nocturnal game looks for shelter and the plains game celebrate another night of survival.
Meander through the various habitats, along the many rivers, forests and open plains. Observe gerenuk reaching up on their hind legs, to feed on the tasty lower branches of acacias.
Their long necks stretching upwards to get to the best morsels. Towering reticulated giraffes with their black tongues impervious to the thorns as they feed on the upper canopy. Grevy’s zebra stallions standing proudly all alone, in the forlorn hope of enticing some passing mares to stop awhile with him and be impressed by his vast territory.
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
Relish a cooked breakfast in camp before heading out to the airstrip to board a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. The scenic flight is a great opportunity to take in the scope of the landscape of Kenya. Delight in some of the best game viewing in Africa en route to the camp, look for Topi as they stand proudly on top of an anthill. Search for cheetahs lying down in the golden grassy plains, on the hunt for any passing game.
Settle into your tent, a cool oasis overlooking the river. Watch from the comfort of your veranda as numerous mammals come down to drink. In the late afternoon, take a game drive with your guide and explore the Masai Mara. Heading back to camp as the sun begins to fall in time for some pre-dinner drinks and canapés around the fire.
Day 5 - 6: Big Cats and Small Creatures
The Masai Mara is a patchy landscape of open savannahs dotted with umbrella Acacia trees. Traverse the area in a safari vehicle driven by knowledgeable guides who know the area intimately.
Learn more about the fascinating termites, whose homes tower across the plains. Smell the unique fragrance of the African bush and sample some of the plants as you learn about their healing properties that the Maasai still utilise today.
See herds of Elephant, graceful Giraffe and plains game while on your game drives. Search for leopards languishing in a tree. Look for cheetahs and lions intent on a kill. The Masai Mara is the ideal destination, at any time of the year, as it offers some exceptional game viewing.
It is well known for its large concentrations of big cats and abundance of resident wildlife and of course, the enigmatic Maasai people themselves.
Day 7: NairobiOn the final morning of your Meru and Masai Mara Safari Package, there will be a final game drive in the Masai Mara. Tuck into a delicious breakfast before being driven to the airstrip and catching a flight back to Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
There a representative will meet you and take you to the international airport, or speak to one of our Destination Specialists about booking extra accommodation in Nairobi.
- Return flights from Wilson Airport to Meru and Masai Mara
- Shared road transfers to and from airports
- Entrance and conservation fees for all reserves as per itinerary
- 6 nights accommodation in luxury safari lodges
- All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner as per itinerary
- Local beverages including teas/coffees, soft drinks, local brand beers, local spirits and house wines whilst staying at the safari lodges
- Shared game drives, bush hamper breakfast or lunch, sundowners
- Dinner under the stars
- All meet and greet services
- Champagne, luxury spirits and select wines
- Optional activities, spa treatments and all other extras to be settled direct
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